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Heavy rain forecast for parts of the Southwest

The combination of a slow-moving front and monsoon moisture will bring thunderstorms to parts of the Southwest, some with heavy rain that could lead to isolated flash flooding. Areas at risk include southern Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas.
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Last Update: 931 PM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

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Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM

Marine Zone Forecast

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS...MARINE FORECASTS ARE ISSUED AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A DAY. BOATERS ON EXTENDED TRIPS SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR SUBSEQUENT FORECAST ISSUANCES AND UPDATES FOR THE LATEST MARINE WEATHER INFORMATION. THE WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE WAVES. THE HIGHEST WAVES MAY RARELY BE TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT. THE WINDS AND SEAS NEAR THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE HIGHER THAN FORECAST.


  • SynopsisA WEAK HIGH PRESSURE PATTERN WILL SUPPORT TRANQUIL BOATING CONDITIONS WITH LIGHT WINDS AND SEAS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH WIND DIRECTIONS AND SPEEDS BEING DICTATED BY SEA OR LAND BREEZE CIRCULATIONS EACH DAY AND NIGHT. INCREASING MOISTURE FROM THE SOUTH WILL LEAD TO INCREASING CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND STORMS OVER THE SOUTHERN WATERS NEAR THE COAST...AND SPREADING NORTH THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO ALL AREAS. HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
  • Rest Of Tonight Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
  • Friday Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning...then isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
  • Friday Night North winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then scattered thunderstorms after midnight.
  • Saturday East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning... Then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
  • Saturday Night Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
  • Sunday Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
  • Sunday Night South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
  • Monday South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Thunderstorms likely.
  • Monday Night South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
  • Tuesday South winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM
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